Dickinson Wright PLLC Combines with Las Vegas Law Firm Gibson Lowry Burris LLP

August 23, 2010

Dickinson Wright PLLC, a nationally recognized, full-service law firm with offices throughout Michigan and in Washington D.C.; Nashville, TN; Phoenix, AZ; and Toronto, announced today that it is combining with Las Vegas law firm Gibson Lowry Burris LLP. The merger of the two firms is effective August 16, 2010, and will strengthen and expand Dickinson Wright's client service in several key areas, including intellectual property and gaming law.

"This combination with Gibson Lowry Burris is important for two primary reasons," said Dickinson Wright CEO William T. Burgess. "The addition of a Las Vegas office not only expands our firm's national footprint, specifically in the western portion of the country, but it adds depth, experience and additional clients to our successful, growing intellectual property and gaming practice areas, which is consistent with the firm's strategic growth plans."

Three Gibson Lowry Burris LLP attorneys will join Dickinson Wright: Steven A. Gibson, Jodi Donetta (J.D.) Lowry, and J. Scott Burris. The addition of these attorneys brings the total number of Dickinson Wright attorneys to more than 260.

Mr. Gibson will serve as the Las Vegas office's managing partner. He practices intellectual property law, both transactional and in litigation, focusing on trademark, trade secret and copyright issues, including related business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on gaming-related matters.

Mr. Gibson received his B.A. from the University of Louisville-Kentucky and his J.D. from ITT Chicago-Kent School of Law. He has been a member of the Nevada Development Authority and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. He has published numerous articles and has spoken on trade secret, trademark and copyright issues across the country.

The Las Vegas office will continue to be located at 7201 West Lake Mead Boulevard.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright has approximately 260 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, Michigan; Las Vegas, Nevada; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; and Toronto.

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